MEET OUR STAFF
Rick Whittier Lead Pastor
Pastor Rick has been at Arlington since 1998 and has been on staff since 2001. He is a graduate of Southern Evangelical Seminary. Rick lives in Mint Hill with his wife Tina and their three boys, Zachary, Noah and Jackson. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking.
Mike Williams Youth & College Pastor
Mike grew up in Central New York and after many years of pretending to be a Christian, God called Mike to salvation through faith in Christ through the faithful reaching out of a friend. Mike is a graduate of Central Connecticut State in 2005 and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is married to Kim and they have three children: Mackenzie, Sydney, and Caleb. In his free time, Mike loves playing sports, lifting weights, and doing things outside.
Cindy Waters Children's Minister
Cindy joined Arlington Church in 1987. Since her joining the church she was actively involved in the children’s ministry. She was a Sunday School teacher, worked at VBS, and many other activities. In 2004 she came on staff as the Children’s Minister. She is married to Mark Waters and has 3 children. Aaron, Michelle and Daniel and lives in Oakboro, NC.
John Potts Worship Leader
Pastor John heads up our Worship and Groups ministries at Arlington. He and his wife Tori have four kids: Tessa, Thea, Andy, and Dean. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and Luther Rice Seminary and loves music, the outdoors, and good coffee. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 34:8- “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”